Covenant Children's was awarded a grant to support their new unit which is currently set to open in late 2023. After years of partnering together Covenant Health and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have come together to accept a grant for $500,000 for the Pediatric Relational Health Unit. This new outpatient unit will focus more on mental health services to the younger people of eastern New Mexico and across West Texas.

The new unit will house the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Department of Psychiatry's children's services such as the new outpatient therapy program. There will also be new services such as the new Intensive Outpatient Program which will provide more services target underage kids not responsive to the normal programs. Also, Partial Hospitalizations Program which offers a day treatment program for children that are at risk for inpatient hospitalization.

The multi-million dollar unit was made possible by the Covenant Health Foundation, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, along with many donors. Covenant Children's is the region's only freestanding children's hospital and adding services to better evaluate pediatric behavioral health issues as it's benefits. It allows those children to be able to receive the treatments they need closer to home and elevates the level of care for the community.

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Covenant expects to further their mission of caring for the mental health of those unable to afford treatment. The new Pediatric Relational Health Unit is set to open their doors sometime in August 2023.

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